Increasingly, it is seen that both parents choose to work full-time even when it is not necessary for the financial stability of the family. Affluent couples are as likely as poor couples to say that they work for "the bare necessities". These parents argue that their children are well cared for in day-care centres; surveys show, however, that few parents take the time to examine the day-care they choose. Others say they would prefer to work less and spend more time with their children, but companies which offer shorter working hours or unpaid holidays find only 4% of employees take it up. The truth is that many parents prefer the pressures of work to the pressures of raising a family.